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7 ways booze is more dangerous than pot

Marijuana is statistically less harmful than alcohol, and it’s time to treat it that way<p>No substantial evidence links marijuana to traffic accidents, domestic violence or cancer, yet pot is illegal and listed as a Schedule I controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. …

Marvel superheroes to tour the US

The Avengers, Spider-Man and the X-Men will soon be sweeping across America as part of a new Marvel characters tour of the nation, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>The $30m Marvel Experience, which is due to kick off in spring 2014, will be hosted under a 50,000 square foot dome which will visit …

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NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

E.L. James Made $95 Million for 'Fifty Shades'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Today in "that's a lot of money" news, we have <i>Forbes</i>'s list of the world's top-earning authors. E.L. …

Jenny Craig Is Getting Rid Of Celebrity Spokespeople — And It's All Because Of Jennifer Hudson

And if your gut reaction is, "But why? I <i>loved</i> Jennifer Hudson's commercials," then you're a part of the problem.<p>Ad Age reports that new CMO Leesa Eichberger was bombarded with Jennifer Hudson praise, which is problematic considering that the recently svelte singer is actually a Weight Watchers …

Of Neurons And Memories: Inside The 'Secret World Of Sleep'

What happens in our brains while we're asleep? That's one question neuroscientist Penelope Lewis is trying to answer. She directs the Sleep and Memory Lab at the University of Manchester in England. Her new book is <i>The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest</i>.<p>Lewis joins</i> …

The Shocking Stats About Who’s Really Starting Companies In America

Fully a third of venture-backed companies that went public between 2006 and 2012 had at least one immigrant founder at the helm. Arianna Huffington and other prominent entrepreneurs on why the U.S. needs to get creative about immigration policy.<p>What do Google’s Sergey Brin, eBay’s Pierre Omidyar, …

Startups

Genius Maps Show How Manhattan Has Become A Garish Center Of Wealth

Lamm grabbed an ArcGIS map of net worth in New York City and made a 3-dimensional representation of how wealthy some areas are.<p>Lamm's goal is to show the profound extent of income inequality in Manhattan, and it couldn't get more jarring.<p>The height of the green buildings corresponds to the net …

The Government Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, …

Advice to Little Girls: Young Mark Twain’s Little-Known, Lovely 1865 Children’s Book

In the summer of 2011, I chanced upon a lovely Italian edition of a little-known, playful short story young Mark Twain had written in 1865 at age of 30, with Victorian-scrapbook-inspired artwork by celebrated Russian-born children’s book illustrator Vladimir Radunsky, mischievously encouraging …

Four-Wheeled Future: Volkswagen Builds the World’s Most Fuel-Efficient Car, but You Can’t Buy It

The VW XL1 is a paragon of petroleate parsimony, wringing from a gallon of gas a travel distance of 261 miles. Just to put that in perspective, that means that this two-seat, limited-production, diesel/electric-hybrid automobile can go <i>three times</i> as far on four quarts of compressed dinosaur juice …

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

Cosmology

Right-wing push poll accidentally finds Obamacare popular

Heritage’s new poll oversamples Republicans and asks misleading questions — but finds most want to keep Obamacare<p>Heritage Action, the activist wing of the conservative Heritage Foundation, is out with a new poll today that's getting some favorable coverage in the mainstream political press. …

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What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device, a well-developed area of technology that …

Polls Show Wide Racial Gap On Trayvon Martin Case

Two polls released Monday revealed a dramatic racial gap in public opinion surrounding the Trayvon Martin case, with notable disparities on issues ranging from reaction to the verdict to the need for a national discussion on race.<p>According to a Pew Research Center poll, 86 percent of …

Anne-Marie Slaughter: 'I think we need a men's movement'

Anne-Marie Slaughter strides backstage after her latest TED talk, fast-talking and hungry – she hasn't had time for breakfast yet, and it's well past …

USC Student: Police Said I Wasn't Raped Because He Didn't Orgasm

The University of Southern California is facing a federal investigation for alleged failures by school officials and campus police to prosecute rape.<p>In response to a Title IX complaint filed in May, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights launched the inquiry on June 26, although …

Your Income Mobility Depends A Lot On Your Location: Study

The secret to getting ahead in life is apparently the same as the secret to real estate: location.<p>A new paper by economists at Harvard and Berkeley finds big differences in income mobility in different parts of the U.S., with most of the Southeast offering fewer opportunities to climb the income …

Surprise! Big cities safer than small towns, study finds

It turns out the streets of the city aren’t so mean after all — especially when compared with country life.<p>A new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers upends the commonly held perception that rural small towns are safer than big cities.<p>"Contrary to popular belief, cities do happen to be …

Military women say sexual assault and harassment remain

COLORADO SPRINGS — A recently graduated cadet remembers waiting for her accused rapist at the Air Force Academy to be brought to justice. A former sailor, now living in Denver, talks of being sexually harassed by shipmates and eventually forced to leave the Navy after she reported a subordinate's …

Obama Turns To Comedians To Promote Health Coverage

Who needs jocks when you've got Jennifer Hudson and Amy Poehler?<p>That seems to be the message coming out of the White House following a star-studded meeting yesterday led by White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Its mission: Figure out how to help promote the Affordable Care Act.<p>Among those …

Say cheese: Saturn orbiter snaps rare photo of blue Earth

Only the third time the "pale blue dot" has been photographed from the outer solar system.<p>For only the third time in space history, Earth has been photographed from the outer solar system, NASA said Tuesday.<p>The space agency released the image of Earth, the moon and part of Saturn taken Friday by …

Look! Up in the sky! It's an antimissile blimp!

If you visit the Washington, D.C. area in coming years and see a pair of large blimp hovering high overhead, there's a good chance they won't belong to Goodyear.<p>Instead, they could well belong to the Pentagon, which is in the late stages of testing a new program that was designed to deploy blimps …

Military

Invisibility cloaks and other 'superpowers' the topic of White House Hangout at 12PM ET

In the spirit of the San Diego Comic-Con, the White House is holding a Google+ Hangout today at 12PM ET with a panel of innovators who are "designing materials to enable <i>real-life</i> superpowers" (emphasis theirs). As part of the "We the Geeks" series, a panel of scientists and engineers will be …

The Best Space Images Ever Were Taken by Apollo Astronauts With Hasselblad Cameras | WIRED

The most iconic photos from the manned exploration of space come from the monumental Apollo project. But if you're not a camera buff or a …

A Smooth, 3-D-Printed, Multicolored, High-Resolution Vase

No more lines in your 3-D printed objects!<p>Desktop 3-D printers often have a resolution problem. Resolution refers to the size of the stream of molten plastic laid down by the machine in layers; if the layers are too big, they become visible, so you can see and feel the grooves in the finished …

Don’t miss this photo of Phobos

ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft captured this photo of Phobos – the larger of Mars two moons – orbiting in front of its planet.<p>Phobos and Deimos – <i>Fear</i> …